Saturday December 15, 2001
We are now over three months post-relapse and still no bone marrow relapse! Alex had a blood test earlier this week and her counts continue to be great. She also had her (hopefully) second-to-last IT chemo and a spinal tap that confirmed that there are no leukemia cells in her CNS! Looks like we may have a quiet
Christmas for the second year in a row! With
any luck this latest relapse will turn out to have been just another bump in
the road to a permanent remission.
Andrea and I went to Alex's 1st Pre-School Christmas Pageant yesterday and
it was hilarious. While most of the kids were singing our daughter was:
- Kissing the boy next to her
- Yelling "Hi Mommy and Daddy!" at
the top of her lungs
- ...and of course taking a bow after every song!
None of the other kids were taking bows, so I'm really not sure where she
picked that up from. I think it's pretty obvious by now that she's kind of a ham. <grin>
" New House Search" continues and is going pretty well. We've found a house over in Port Orchard that we really like, but we're finding that it might be cheaper to have a house built. Problem is we would have to live in temporary housing while the house is being built and that wouldn't be a lot of fun. Anyway it's a moot point until we sell our
Speaking of which, there hasn't been a lot of interest in our house lately,
as very few people are house-hunting this close to Christmas. Thankfully my
business has started to pick up a little, otherwise we'd be a lot more
desperate to sell. Don't forget if you know someone looking for a house in the Seattle area tell them to
check out our house (it's the
2nd from the top of the page for $465,000).
We had a great time last weekend as our friends Navid, Sherrie & Grant flew out from
Virginia to visit. Grant and Alex were born just a few days apart and as you can tell they get along great (except when they're fighting of course).
I got to see what it would be like to have twin 4 year olds and all I can
say is that I admire anyone who can deal with that 365 days/year!
<grin> We took a ride out to Port Orchard to look at the house that we
like and managed to squeeze in some time to take our Christmas Card photo
for this year. Now we just have to find the time to get the Christmas Cards
out! It's been three years since we last sent out a Christmas Card, but
we're definitely doing it this year. They may be a little late though.
Well I'm going to wrap up this update
and go have some lunch with Alex. It's a cold and rainy December day so I
think we're going to turn on the fireplace, lay on the couch and relax for
the rest of the day. If I don't get a chance to post another update before
Christmas, we'd like to wish everybody a Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah and
Happy New Year!
Thanks again to all of you for three years of love,
support and prayers.
Todd, Andrea and Alex
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